About Us

Our Vision

To be a recognised market leader in quality infrastructural construction and related activities and to provide economic security for staff, shareholders and families in a safe and rewarding environment.


Tru-Line have successfully completed numerous infrastructural projects in Canterbury and the wider South Island, with a particular focus and preference for pipeline work including;
– Gravity and pressure sewer
– Stormwater
– Potable water reticulation systems
– Water treatment systems
– Pump stations.

Company Profile

Kia Ora!

Tru-Line Civil is a medium-sized civil construction enterprise based in Christchurch and on the West Coast. Tru-Line is a family owned company, with passionate Powell family members engaged in the management, administration, day-to-day running of key projects and deliverables. Tru-Line Civil have accrued over 100 years’ experience in civil construction over the range of civil works from road building, earthworks, bridge building, and concrete structures, to cable laying, pressure reticulation systems, and piped sewer and stormwater installations. Projects have included a wide array of associated works such as pumping stations, impermeable membrane lining of retention reservoirs, grouted anchor retaining structures, and construction of super-sized concrete reservoir tanks for urban water supply. Well- point dewatering for deep piping systems has become a strength along with construction of complete fully serviced urban housing estates. Lasting industry relationships have been formed over many years across a wide spectrum of industry players including engineering consultants, specialized industry suppliers, and preferred clientele. We constantly strive to improve our service to customers and invest heavily in plant, staff training and career development, supporting management systems and processes that ensure we fulfill our commitments.

Our Management Team x

Daniel Powell

Managing Director - Canterbury

Jamie Powell


Andrew Powell

West Coast Manager

Bill Molloy

Contracts Administrator

Grant Johnston

Commercial Manager

Andrew Gill

Maintenance Manager

Paul Auton

Contracts Manager - West Coast

Shane O'Kelly

Contracts Manager - Canterbury

Brock Murray

Operations Manager - Canterbury

Jedd Everest

Project Manager

Harrison Powell

Project Manager

Conor Redmond

Project Manager

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Company History x

Tru-Line Civil Ltd and its predecessors Coastal Constructors have been operating in Civil Contracting for over 29 years in the South Island, following many years in the same type of work in the Waikato. The first branch opened in Greymouth in the early 2000’s and when the earthquake struck Christchurch in 2010 Tru-Line Civil management took advantage of the opportunity for new work and opened a second much larger branch there.



Coastal Constructors

After moving from the mighty Waikato to Greymouth on the West Coast, the Powell brothers (Steve & Geoff) entered into the construction industry working for Coastal Constructors.



Tru-Line Drainage

2006 – the start of the new company. Steve Powell & sons purchased the drainage division of Coastal Constructors and Tru-Line Drainage was born. This came with the purchase of a new operating yard and base in Greymouth.



Tru-Line Civil Ltd

2010 – Tru-Line Drainage and Coastal Constructors merged again to form Tru-Line Civil - Civil Construction company with a wide range of skills, resources and experience.



Christchurch Earthquake

2011 – As the treacherous earthquake rocked Canterbury and the South Island, Tru-Line Civil took the opportunity to spread their contracts to Christchurch and began working with SCIRT (Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team) to rebuild the stricken City.



ISO 9001:2015 Certification

2011 – Tru-Line Civil is committed to meet and exceed ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System requirements.



Opening of Christchurch Branch

Due to the large work- load in the Canterbury region and the success of Tru-Line Civil’s earthquake rebuild projects we opened a second branch. Today the Christchurch branch is the larger of the two and the main part of our work is within the Canterbury region.



ACC WSMP Tertiary Level Certification

Gained ACC WSMP Tertiary Level Certification – 2013.



NZTA Level B Prequalification

Gained NZTA Level B Prequalification which is an acknowledgment from NZTA of Tru- Line’s qualifications and experience enabling the company to tender for State Highway contracts.



Site Wise 100% Gold Status

Tru-Line Civil achieved SiteWise 100% Gold Status and has maintained this on a yearly basis to current day.



ISO 45001:2018 Certification

Tru- Line is committed to meet and exceed ISO 45001:2018 Health & Safety Management System.



Moved into new building

We moved into a new purpose built yard and offices in Greymouth.



Fair & Equal Employment

Implemented Fair & Equal Employment Opportunity Policy which includes Tru-Line paying staff the Living Wage or above.



ISO 14001:2015 Certification

Tru-Line gained ISO 14001 Environmental Management Certification.